Thursday, February 2, 2012

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR, JORDAN K. ROSE

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR OF "PERPETUAL LIGHT", JORDAN K. ROSE

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Hello Jordan, thank you so much for the opportunity to interview you. My first question after reading your bio is, do you still work at crafting and art even though you have turned most of your creativity to writing?

What a great question. I wish I could, but my time is so limited that crafting is one of the things I’ve had to put on a backburner. I’m always trying to find more time to write so the idea of painting or sewing doesn’t sound as appealing as sitting at the computer. Of course, neither does getting on the treadmill, but some things just shouldn’t be avoided!

When writing do you find that your entire story is made up in your head or do you ever find things and people around you that influence you?

I think that everything around me has some influence on my writing, but I have not written a scene that has been taken directly from something that’s happened around or to me. I find it very challenging to include real life events in my books. It feels very uncomfortable to use them. Though, characters do have idiosyncrasies or certain traits of people I’ve met or known. For example, Lucia’s boyfriend, Michael doesn’t like Nutella and neither does my husband!

Your book "Perpetual Light" has a little to do with reincarnation, are you a believer in reincarnation?

I’m really not, but I still wonder. I believe in heaven, though a part of me wonders if souls have an option of returning for another go-around. So, I guess I have this idea that you go to heaven and then after being there for a while you could ask to come back for another lifetime but it’s not required. I laugh when I write this because I’m sure Sister Rose who taught my catechism classes when I was being confirmed would not approve.

Your next book is called "Eva Prim" can you tell us more about this venture and what drew you to her story?

I’d love to talk about Eva. She is a vampire on the hunt for friends, which is somewhat challenging for her as she’s obstinate and opinionated, emotional, excitable, aggressive and well-meaning, though completely entrenched in her own perspective on the world. Although it’s a vampire store, it’s on the lighter side in spite of the accidental deaths that might occur due to her overzealous personality.

What other genres have you thought about writing if any?

Since I love vampire stories I’ll tell you I’ve thought about writing a horror novel where the vampires aren’t lovers or neighbors who happen to work the night shift. Instead they’re they monsters that lurk in the night. That’s a project that I keep notes on, knowing that someday I’ll sit down and pull everything together.

When you have time to read what do you like reading most?

Vampire stories! I love vampire romance. It adds the twist of the vampire’s conflict as the predator to the mix, which equates to the whole tortured hero/heroine ideal. And who doesn’t love a tortured hero? I love to read other stories, too. From romance to non-fiction. I hate to sound like I only read vampire stories, but as my time is so limited right now, they are my first choice.

Who are some of your inspirations in the writing world?

I guess I’d have to say Charlaine Harris, Bram Stoker, Anne Rice and Stephenie Myer. It was after I spent about eight weeks reading several of their books that I realized I had a great idea and that if they could do it, so could I. And by that I mean, if they could take a niggling of an idea and turn it into novel-length stories, then ride the wave to publication, I could do it to.

Do you allow your husband to read or critique your work?

Nope! He always asks to read a page or a paragraph or just one sentence, but I don’t let him. I’m too sensitive to his comments. And he means to be helpful but I want to pummel him whenever he tells me anything about my writing. Maybe someday this will change. I know Brenda Novak reads her work aloud to her husband as part of her process. I think it’s wonderful that she can do it and that he can sit and listen. I laugh when I think about my husband and me doing that. We have a long way to go before we’d ever reach that stage.

How many hours straight would you say you've sat at a keyboard typing away on a novel?

I’ve had some nice long weekend days spent writing. Maybe 9 or 10 hours working. Of course, I did take quick breaks for lunch and stretching, but otherwise I wrote straight through.

Do you have any advice you'd like to share with other authors, and what are your links where your books and more about you can be found?

Yes, keep writing, keep pitching and querying, just keep at it. It is very competitive but now is a great time to be a writer. It’s easier to query than ever before because you can do it from your desk, never having to go to the copy center or post office. There are a number of avenues for publication smaller press, indie publishing. Find what works for you and go for it.

Thanks so much for having me on today. I love the blog and am thrilled to be a part of it. I’m looking forward to meeting some of your readers and connecting with them on my other links, too.

My website iswww.jordankrose.com.
I’m on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jordankrose
And I’m on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/JordanKRose


JORDAN K. ROSE (AUTHOR BIO)

After trying her hand at many, many things- from crafting and art classes to cooking and sewing classes to running her own handbag business, Jordan finally figured out how to channel her creativity. With an active imagination and a little encouragement from her husband she sat down and began to write, each night clicking away at the keys with her black Labrador, Dino curled up under the desk.

A few short years later she’s entered the publishing arena with no plans to ever turn back.

Jordan’s a member of Rhode Island Romance Writers, as well as RWA National, and the New England (NEC), Connecticut, and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal (FFnP) Chapters.

Her first book, Perpetual Light, releases in February of 2012 from Crescent Moon Press.


PERPETUAL LIGHT SYNOPSIS:

Fate is cruel. Especially when the one you’ve sworn to love for all eternity, the very soul who changed your destiny is the last person you should trust.

After more than three hundred years of running, Lucia Dicomano must make a choice.

Forced to take her place as a Pharo of Redemption, the divine slayer needs to master her forgotten powers. Lucia turns to Vittorio, the one vampire she’s failed to deliver from eternal damnation. But overcoming smoldering remnants of love, lust and anger aren’t their only obstacles.

Samuel, who may know Lucia better than she knows herself, hunts her with a fervor stoked by a thousand years of vengeful hatred. His plan—capture and enslave the weakened Pharo then take control of her elusive power.

Can Lucia trust Vittorio long enough to reclaim her powers? Or will she have no choice but to kill him and battle Samuel alone?


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